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broken windows theory

  • Posted Feb. 27, 2008 by Paul Graham Viewed 2502 times

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“Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.
Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from take-out restaurants there or breaking into cars.”

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    • # Richard S

      LOL, got to agree, one broken window in a building is almost like permission to brake the rest.

      2008.03.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mario Jean

      Your quote is right. Can't argue with you on that. And that is sad. Human nature...

      Both stunning shots. Amazing details and fabulous light.

      2008.02.27 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Silke

      Interesting line of thought !
      Why is it so ??
      I think, it`s a kind of "group pressure" in big cities!
      Here in a village won`t this happen! Our kids play in ruins "Pirates" or other kinds of heroes.

      The destroying part of the society has no other perspectives - too bad!!

      2008.02.27 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kasia

      I have to say that...
      first one is awesome...
      this blue sky with odl building..
      looks special

      2008.02.27 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      Great post... both the photos and the theory, something to think about!

      2008.02.27 Edited Reply Cancel